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extraordinary man. here is brian now with the news edge at 11:00. a crumpled car. all evidence of a devastating crash in brandy wine tonight. a driver tried to beat a freight train across the tracks. the driver fighting for his life. other drivers could learn a lesson. audrey barnes has the story in the newsroom. >> police haven't released the name of the driver yet. we do know the car he was in is registered to a firefighter in the bryans road area of charles county. this is all th is left of the silver mustang after it crashes into a freight train on the tracks on brandy wine road near cherry tree. broken car parts were scattered for yards by the impact that was heading to the freight yard with three loco motives. >> the crossing signals were working. from what we learned, the
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driver attempted to accelerate and tried to beat the train. >> the driver was rushed to the hospital by ambulance in critical condition. a spokesman for the prince georges county fire department says the car had plates indicating it was registered to a volunteer firefighter in the brian's area of charles county. a first responder says it may have actually been the car owner's son who was driving the vehicle. the message after this is clear. >> don't take the chance, you see the flashing lights. even though there's not a gate present, you see the flashing lights, obey the signs and come to a complete stop until the train passes. >> csx investigators on the scene say the train was traveling at a slow speed when it went through that intersection. but the exact speed will be determined through the investigation. the train wasn't damaged and no one on board was hurt. brian. >> audrey barnes tonight. following a developing story
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where an explosion at a sandwich shop sent one man to the hospital, left a local community in shock tonight. police say they are looking for a suspect seen running from the scene. fox 5's karen gray houston with that story. >> police say the man who was injured is suffering from nonlife threatening burns. outside, his sandwich shop has been boarded up, inside, it's in shambled. it's not the first time his place has been targeted. customers say this used to be a popular spot. now everything inside is black and melted with broken glass all over the floor. police have been combing the shop for clues. they say one man was seen running from the scene and there may possibly be a second suspect. police are not identifying the victim, but neighbors say he was a friendly person. they can't understand who would want to hurt him. but they also say this sandwich shop was burned down once before. that man's son told me that fire in 2010 was an accident.
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the result of the gas leak, there was also an incident just two months ago in which graffiti was sprayed on the outside. >> i know this is the second time this happened. i'm not exactly sure. we went down there to see what happened. the cops were like, do you know anyone he has a beef with? i don't know, some sort of beef, but i don't know. >> it's strange to me. he was nice, outgoing, you know, friendly. >> it's too early for us to know how they got into the business, but it appears it detonated inside the business. whether or not it was thrown in or carried in, i do not know at this point. ght victim is married and has five children. at least one person who lives near here thinks this explosion may be the result of neighborhood gangs. in lorton, karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >> police in the district arrested one of three suspects wanted in a masked armed robbery that happened in frederick, maryland, this week. meadows of fairfax, one of the
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men seen in this surveillance video from colonial jewelers. they were able to track meadows down after finding the get away truck this morning along with stolen jewelry. he remains in custody. in virginia, police need your help catching a criminal. looking for this man, 26-year- old yewlysis who is wanted for production of child pornography. police want you to look at both pictures, because he sometimes wears a wig. he hasn't been seen since last thursday. that's when he removed all his things from his last known residence. anyone with information is urged to call police. hundreds of protesters packed the streets of annapolis today. governor martin o'malley pushing to ban military assault rifles, raise licensing fees, and mandate training for gun ownership. this plan will prevent dangerous people from obtaining guns. several democrats support the bill, the proposal is getting
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tough criticism who saying it punishes the wrong people. >> saying good-bye to your saturday mail. the nation's postmaster general announced today, saturday delivery of letters, blend in six months. the postal service will bring packages six days a week. john hanrahan has more details. >> the problem for the postal service is this. more and more communications nowadays are done electronically. >> we get almost everything, like the invites, even wedding invitations come through the internet. the post office goes on a loss because of that. >> postmaster general, patrick donahue, told reporters that first class mail declined 20% in the past two years. and congress requires the postal service to prefund retirement benefits for its employees, no other organization has to do that. the postmaster general says that federally chartered company is bleeding. >> typical large organization would have cash on hand or quick bore borrowing ability.
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in october, the postal service had less than four days of cash on hand. that's a very scary situation. >> the postmaster general says in six months, his agency will scale back delivery of mail from six days a week to five. packages, however, will continue to be delivered mondays through saturdays. the postal service's package business is growing, ironically, because of orders placed over the internet. those post offices which are open on saturdays will remain open on saturdays. and people who rent boxes in post offices will get mail delivered to those boxes on saturdays. when it comes to mail pickup, however, there will be no saturday service. postal officials claim broad public support for the saturday cutback. >> i think five days a week is perfectly fine. >> i can wait another day. it's mostly trash mail have to throw out anyways. >> at least one customer worried about rural residents.
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>> for them, mail is their whole society for people like that. and then i think the rural congressman will have a lot to say. >> in the past, congress has mandated minimum levels of service for the post office, including saturday delivery. the question now is, will congress back out and let postal managers make their own decisions on service cutbacks? john hanrahan, fox 5 news. if you live in a busy town, you get used to the sound of car alarms, but a d.c. councilman wants that to change. restricting car alarms. any car alarm goes off will have to turn off within five minutes. if the alarm doesn't stop, police will have the ability to tow the car. some of them could be for sale online or by auction. we have easy tips to avoid buying a lemon, next. sue. >> this time tomorrow night, we should be seeing a big system approaching from the
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southment some of you will get rain. some of you will get a wintery mix. we'll talk about that and our weekend forecast in a little bit. >> and check out some of the stories on the rundown. the news edge at 11:00 will be right back. this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  [ dad ] find it?
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this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. >> yesterday marked the 100th
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day since superstorm sandy pounded the northeast and many are dealing with the aftermath. thousands of flooded cars have been abandoned or pawned off. some could end up online and on auction blocks across the country. the best way to keep damaged cars out of your driveway. >> i'm going to pop the hood, chris. >> all right. >> let's take a look here. >> chris of farfax is a flood damage expert when it comes to cars. some signs of a flooded out car can be obvious. here's one of our news trucks that took a major hit from sandy. >> if you look along the backfire wall, you can see a water line along the backside that shows water was in the engine compartment. >> look at the rust on the engine. but there are other tipoffs that you can see before you open the door. >> look at the window. all the condensation built up. clearly that car has been under water. >> here is something only a mechanic can fix. condensation inside the headlights.
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and then there's this. >> so this, look at this. dry, cracking. >> yup, cracked insulation. but for a couple grand, all the insulation in the car can be replaced and you may not know the difference. >> car fax is great. as long as you go to a shop and they do repable work. >> the owner of log cabin service. always reports his repairs to carfax, but some see a quick buck. >> if you want to make it good enough to run and you'll sell it, then that's why you come into the illegal stuff, where you are just doing it to unload it, to make your money and walk away. >> you might be asking if you don't live in a flood damaged area, do you have to worry about getting a flood damaged car? here's a map that shows where flood damaged cars started showing up after hurricane katrina. while they are compiling the data from sandy, flood damaged cars, rotting from the inside out, are showing up thousands
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of miles away. >> so these are in san francisco. >> it's very likely that a sandy car will make its way to california and all the states inbetween. >> carfax shows flood damage and repairs and the car's title is supposed to show that as well. but if you retitle the car in another state, the title may come back clean. no reference to flood damage. it's called, title washing. >> a lot of these cars will be exploited out for parts. it's only a few that will take advantage of that situation and try to make money by selling them back to the consumer. >> harry martin, fox news. it may be a dangerous mixer for alcohol. and a head's up for single men, you may want to clean up your facebook page. shawn yancy has your fox 5 top 5. >> we are starting off tonight with a warning of diet drinks and alcohol. mixing them could make you more intoxicated. a higher breath alcohol content than people who mixed nondiet
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drinks with alcohol. apparently the body doesn't know how to prosees diet sugars, so it sends the alcohol into the bloodstream. and the number of people with alzheimer's disease is expected to triple over the next 40 years. there were nearly 5 million people living with the disease in 2010. researchers say that number will increase to 14 million by 2050. some doctors say the baby boomer influx is a major contributing factor. number three, being obese can cause a vitamin d deficiency. the knew tri knew nutrient helps the body absorb calcium. 48% of women research men on facebook before the first date. only 38% of men do the same thing. head's up, ladies, you may not want to fess up to doing the research. 49% of men think it's
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unacceptable. and number one tonight, how much of your time on the computer at work is actually work related? a new study suggests we spend even more time cyber loafing than previously thought. wasting time online takes up 80% of the time we spend online at work. and brian, that's tonight's fox 5 top 5. >> i'm shocked at that report. >> looks like we're getting mixed weather here. we are expecting a warmup and hear boston will get the blizzard of a lifetime. >> somebody is going to get something big and it's historic in that it's not a classic setup. this storm should not be able to do that. somebody is going to get the jackpot, 2-foot totals. we'll see how it pans out. d.c. is off the hook for this one, but we'll continue to watch it. rain with a wintery mix. maybe a small amount of snow on the back end of it. after that, a warmup and a couple things in the pipeline for the next couple of weeks in february that may bring a taste of winter back to d.c. so snow
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lovers, you can take part, it's not over until the fat lady sings and i'm not ready to sing yet. we'll start with our radar tonight because down to our south, we have a storm and up to our north, we have a clipper storm and something we have not seen most of this winter is a coastal area. the anniversary of 2010 and the 9th and 10th. and just as we start talking about that, we start getting the makings of a big storm. the reason this is important is that this moisture may merge with that alberta clipper to become a stronger storm and that would happen during the day on friday somewhere off the coast. now typically when this happens, you really need some kind of area of high pressure up to the north to slow it down to allow it to get strong and find that colder air. but in this case, it looks like it wants to do that anyway and what we think the scenario is going to be somewhere up in this purple area. and this may shift a little
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bit. this could be 1 to 2 feet of snow. i'm not sure new york city is in on that. they are on the edge of it. there will be snow. it's going to be mostly rain for d.c. we might have a touch of winter mix tomorrow night and then maybe we wrap around a little snow to end it all on friday night as the storm system really gets wound up. but the way things are looking right now in the pink here. i want you to see the scale. that brighter pink color is a range of 24 to 36 inches. boston is close to that. burrelling is close to that. maine is in that. you work your way through new york and most models aren't putting new york in the biggest part of that. it is in a 6-12-inch band right now based on this model, which is the global forecasting system. i know a lot of you track models here. we'll see how this one does and certainly continue to track this during the day tomorrow. we'll be out of here for saturday. if you have plans, go up to new england, you'll want to pay attention to that forecast. today we got close to 50
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degrees. we'll be able to do that again on sunday and into the first half of next week. it's a cold one tonight. we're at 35 degrees. there will be some 20s in suburbs. tomorrow, not a bad day at all. then the clouds are going to increase. our temperature cooler because of the east wind. we'll get up to 42 degrees. as the clouds return to d.c., we'll hold the rain at bay until 10:00, 11:00, or 12:00 tomorrow night. 32 degrees at 8:00 in the morning. by noon, we are 39. by 4:00, about 40 degrees and most of our day tomorrow is going to be dry. so we'll watch tomorrow night and we'll watch friday night to see what happens. most of the rain we get with this next system looks like it's going to be further south and east. d.c. will get some of it. 48 degrees friday. a little cooler on saturday. big winds friday night into saturday and then here you go with that warmup. 50 degrees on sunday. maybe 55 on monday with a few rain showers. tuesday and wednesday also staying near 50 degrees. lots to keep track of. we'll be doing it for you.
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time for sports now. let's send it over to scott smith. >> well the knicks pummeled the wizards by 21 points back in november, but that was a different wizards team. one win, no john wahl, the rematch tonight where the wizards won six of the last seven. much of that success starting on the defensive end and john wahl shows you just what they have been doing. takes it the distance. watch this. spin, right by you. lays it in. they start the game 16-5. wahl finished with 21 points. six wizards players tonight. the knicks fought back. 31 points from carmelo anthony as he lays this one in. new york up 73. 68 in the third quarter. start of the fourth. from downtown. knocks in the 3 and a four point play. wizards take the lead 74-73. and they wouldn't give it back. webster also adding. poured in five from downtown
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tonight, 19 points for him. wizards make it back to back wins. 109-96. their fourth win against the division leader. >> we want the city to believe in this team. we can be a great team. we played each other and guys are stepping up big for us. we are going small, and we are playing team basketball. just running down the stretch and make plays and find the right people. >> tomorrow night, maryland hoops goes for its first road win in acc play. it's a rematch with virginia tech. a road win would be a welcomed sight. they haven't won since november 27 at north western. >> we are getting there. i'm not going to panic. we are a young basketball team and learning that's the next step for us. learning how to do it. i think once we get one, there's not a bad team in our league. especially at home.
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sometimes you can show up and that's not happening this year. you have to go beat somebody. >> coming up, today was national signing day. terps coach comes up big in his own backyard. we're back after this. there is no mass-produced human. so we created the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. a collection of innovations designed around a bed with dualair technology that allows you to adjust to the support your body needs. each of your bodies. our sleep professionals will help you find your sleep number setting. exclusively at a sleep number store. sleep number. comfort... individualized. at the ultimate sleep number event, queen mattresses start at just $599. and save 50% on our innovative limited edition bed.
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his record may not reflect it yet, but today was a huge win. today was national signing day and his recruits -- the biggest fish is the gatorade player of
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the year in d.c. celebrating with his teammates as he put on the hats. friendship collegiate has been a factory in recent years. eight players signed the football scholarships. four of those playing for the terps. jermaine carter, gray, walker. >> it was hard because i know publicly everyone thought i was going to go to florida state. everyone knows where i'm going. i'm going to maryland. right now, basically trying to change the comment. so bring all the guys home, you all start something big here. >> they will do big things and selfishly, it's 20 minutes away. i'm able to go over there. if they need a push, i can give them a push. >> that's friendship coach.
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and united states beginning its ten-game world cup qualifying. we'll start things in the 36th minute. jermaine joof the air for his 3 international game. third most in u.s. history. 39th minute, off the corner kick. how about that, beats tim howard. honduras would add a second goal to beat united states today. 2-1. finally, journal washington defeats ducane. brian is back to wrap things up after this. ♪ making the big romantic gesture.
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but he's already been through two surgeries for brain tumors. and he just went through his second round of chemo. and this is their mother, dawn, who runs this loving and happy home. she too struggled with tumors. but that doesn't slow her down. her love of family comes first. their dad, phil, works two jobs, repairing copiers, and on weekends delivering newspapers. but the bills keep piling up, and the heating bill gets pushed off. when you learn about their difficulties, it just breaks your heart. when we asked the biggest oil companies to help families in need, only citgo, the people of venezuela, and president hugo chavez responded. thanks to them, citizens energy is able to deliver millions of gallons of fuel to families just like the berios. i'm joe kennedy. if you need help staying warm, call me at 1-877-joe-4-oil. because no one should be left out in the cold!
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one of america's greatest love stories started with a broken engagement. the story belongs to john and ann from new york. celebrating their 80th wedding place and honored as the longest married couple in the country. back in 1932 when john was 21, anne 17, her father arranged for her to marry another man. her heart was set on the man across the street, so they eloped. >> take things as it comes and we are content and we have lovely family to support us. beautiful. >> we've had our good times and our bad times, but we've always been together. >> with five children, 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, they say family
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